IT Management

How School Systems can Establish Reliable Internet and WAN Connections

With the exponential increase of access needed to cloud-based applications for instructional and operational use, Internet reliability is becoming paramount in school systems. So how can school systems provide the necessary access by having multiple Internet connections, or a fiber ring for their Wide Area Network (WAN)? The short answer we found in my school district is to provide additional Internet connections where the school system divides Internet traffic between schools. Let’s take a hypothetical example of a school district with 20 schools.

New School Leadership Toolkit Advances Digital Equity Nationwide

Washington, DC (February 17, 2016) – To improve digital equity in school systems nationwide, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today launched the Digital Equity Action Toolkit for district leaders.

Introduced through CoSN’s new Digital Equity Action Agenda leadership initiative, the toolkit provides school system leaders with thoughtful strategies to address and narrow the “homework gap” in their communities.

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

Washington, DC (June 20, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today responded to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to modernize the E-rate program:

Creating Scalable, Affordable and Reliable Education Networks

Washington, DC (March 3, 2014) – As part of its Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) initiative, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released the first phase of comprehensive guidelines to support K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) in building, strengthening, and maintaining durable education networks. These networks support technology-rich 24/7 learning.

CoSN Survey Highlights Need for Greater E-rate Funding and Overwhelming Lack of Broadband in Classrooms

Upcoming CoSN Webinar: E-rate and Broadband Survey - A webinar analyzing the E-rate survey results will be held from 1-2 pm ET on October 30. Thanks to epic-ed and Connected Educators for their partnership on this webinar!

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Join CoSN's Google Hangouts On Air Series: Districts Share Data Insights

District and school leaders are increasingly aware of the need to make classroom-level data available, usable, and relevant to inform and improve instructional practices. Data solutions such as student information systems, learning management systems, data warehouses, and instructional improvement systems are often viewed as the tools to provide the identified data and information elements and to generate the reports and analysis.

CoSN’s 2012-2013 Back-to-School Tools for Ed Tech Leaders

Washington, DC (September 12, 2012) – With the 2012-2013 school year officially underway, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has new, refreshed and exclusive tools for education technology leaders. These resources were developed to assist chief technology officers (CTOs) and other school leaders in their bold efforts to enhance 21st century teaching and learning through the use of technology. 

 

1) Identify the ‘Essential’ Skills

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